14th Convocation Ceremonies: Information to Graduands

This is to inform the 2018/2019 Graduands of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, parents/Guardians, Alumni of the University and the Public that activities marking the 14th Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the award of First and Higher Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, and Award of Honorary Degree will take place from Monday, 9th to Friday, 13th March, 2020.

Details of the activities which will commence on Monday, 9th March, 2020 are as follows:

  1.      Monday, 9th March, 2020

a) The Vice-Chancellor’s Press Conference

Venue: Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Time: 9.30a.m – 10.30 a.m.

b) Interdenominational Service

Venue: University Auditorium

Time:   11.00 a.m.


  1. Tuesday, 10th March, 2020

a) Research Fair

Special Guest of Honour

Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro

Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)

Venue: Rufai Garba Square

Time: 9.00 a.m.

b) Presentation of Prizes to the best graduating students

Time:  2.00 pm

Venue: University Auditorium

  1. Wednesday, 11th March, 2020

Convocation Lecture by Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah, President and Chairman, Board of Directors African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)


Chairman, Convocation Lecture.

Professor Abubakar Rasheed

Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC)

Topic: Unleashing the Power of the Youth 

Venue:   University Auditorium

Time: 1.00 p.m.


  1. Thursday, 12th March, 2020

Award of Higher Degrees, Honorary Degrees and Installation of Emeriti Professors

Venue:      Convocation Arena

Time: 11.00 a.m.


  1. Friday, 13th March, 2020

a) Commissioning of newly completed projects by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Visitor to Nnamdi Azikiwe University or his representative.

b) Award of First Degree

Venue: Convocation Arena

Time: 11.00 a.m.


Notice to all Graduands

Graduands are please requested to note the following:

  1. It is mandatory for all Graduands to pay for the following items irrespective of attendance to the Convocation Ceremony

a) Order of Proceedings

b) Academic Outfits

c) Certificate Scrolls

d) UNIZIK Handbook

e) UNIZIK T-shirt and cap


Convocation Fees

  • First Degree – N11,000
  • Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diplomas – N16,000
  • D.  – If the Graduand wants to purchase the academic gown (including all the above items) as listed in a-e) – N51,000
  • D. – If the Graduand wants to hire academic gown (including the above items as listed in a-e) above – N26,000


  1. All Graduands are expected to dress in full appropriate wear (i.e. suit, shirt and tie for men and suit/skirt and blouse or gown for Ladies) or full national dress.
  2. Academic outfits for all first degree Graduands will be collected at the Faculties and Departments.
  3. Academic outfits/materials for Higher Degrees will be collected at the School of Postgraduate Studies.
  4. Graduands must present evidence of payment before they can collect Convocation materials.
  5. Collection of Convocation materials commences on 5thMarch, 2020.
  6. All hired academic outfits/gowns should be returned by the Graduands to their respective collection points not later than Wednesday 20thMarch, 2020.  Gowns returned after that date will attract penalty.
  7. All Graduands are to assemble at the School of Postgraduate Studies (Opposite the Convocation Arena) by 9.30 a.m. for the commencement of Procession each day.
  8. It is compulsory for all Graduands to participate in the academic procession and to put on the approved academic regalia.



All payments to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka should be made through the following procedure:

  • Log into Remita.net
  • Click on pay a Federal Government Agency
  • Under the name of MDA type Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
  • Click on Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Go to name of Service purpose and click on box
  • Select Convocation fees, fill out the required information
  • Print out or copy the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number
  • Take the RRR number to any bank of your choice and make payments.
  • Payment will begin on Friday 28th February, 2020


Security Notice:

  1. Luggage and bags will not be allowed into the Convocation Arena.
  2. Parking lots are designated and can only be used on presentation of parking card and invitation card
  3. University Security Personnel and other Security Agencies will direct all Vehicles to the designated parking lots.
  4. No form of hawking of any item will be allowed near the Convocation Arena
  5. For further inquiries, please send email to [email protected]


You are sincerely welcome to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.


Barr. Philomena Iwara okoye